A loan of $1,600 helped a member purchase fruits (apples, pears, pineapples, melons) and vegetables (onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, potatoes).


San Cayetano Group's story

The San Cayetano Women's Committee was established on March 20, 2009, thanks to the Ms. Basilia B., general director, who sells produce for a living. She learned about the program thanks to the president of another group, who was her neighbor. Her neighbor invited her to form her own group, so she contacted the consultant to get information about the Committee of Enterprising Women program and how it works.

Each business that the women of this committee owns is independent, but without losing that sense of belonging and solidarity with the group.

All of these women are hardworking. Take, for example, the life of Ms. Basilia B., who sells fruits and vegetables. She owns a fruit stand on the side of the road where she sells her produce, but at the same time, she has to take care of her household to help her husband, who works in agriculture. Through much sacrifice, the family is able to survive.

The following are the group members and their businesses: 1 Basilia B. Produce sales 2 Rafaela Fernández Sandwich sales 3 Claudelina V. Notions shop 4 Agustina C. General store 5 Blanca B. Fashion jewelry sales 6 Nicolaza T. Foodstuffs 7 Francisca S. Charcoal sales 8 Shirley A. Cosmetics sales 9 De las Nieves T. Produce sales 10 Griselda R. Newsstand 11 Raquel C. General store 12 Felicia V. Pharmacy 13 Ma. Mercedes B. Candy store 14 Rosenda C. Fashion jewelry sales 15 Ma. Lourdes P. Newsstand 16 Quiteria C. Café

In this group: Basilia, Rafaela, Claudelina, Agustina, Blanca, Nicolaza , Francisca, Shirley, De Las Nieves, Gricelda, Raquel , Felicia, Maria, Rosenda, Maria, Quiteria
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian



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